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NASA's Pleiades supercomputer is the world's sixth-most powerful. Servicing the entire space agency, the computer has been measured at 973 teraflops.
Your digital camera has got nothing on this model. The Hyper Suprime-Cam in Japan stands 3 metres high and weighs 3 tonnes.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia are spread out across seaside and ski resorts near the Black Sea. Take a two-minute tour of all the facilities from above.
Program dubbed "Pliades" would vastly improve speed and capacity, allowing supercomputers "to push the limits of scientific discovery."
In the latest ranking of high-performance computers, the IBM-based Roadrunner system at Los Alamos National Laboratory once again crosses the petaflop barrier.
Cray XT5 supercomputer known as "Jaguar" finally bests IBM after three tries. The top 10, while still dominated by supercomputers housed in the U.S., had just one newcomer.
The IBM system at Los Alamos retains the lead it nabbed a year ago as the most powerful supercomputer in the world.